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English

Etymology

Old English dēaf

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Adjective

deaf (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
deaf

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Not having the faculty of hearing, or only partially able to hear.

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Noun

the deaf singular collective noun

  1. Deaf people considered as a group.

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dæːaf/

Etymology

Common Germanic *daubhaz, from Indo-European *dheubh- ‘smoky, foggy, dim’. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian dāf, Old Saxon dōf (Dutch doof), Old High German toub (German taub), Old Norse daufr (Swedish döv). The IE root is also the source of Greek τυφλος ‘blind’.

Adjective

dēaf

  1. deaf

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